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City man found safe

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A 90-year-old Altoona man who was reported missing Saturday has been located safe in Maryland, Altoona police said Sunday. Police distributed identification information on Saturday about Clement Freidhof, asking for help in locating the man who suffers from dementia and was last seen driving ...

Accidents

Public Records

Hollidaysburg state police Brian P. Baum, 27, Hollidaysburg, lost control of his vehicle Thursday while driving on Sunset Drive near Sunset Lane in Frankstown Township. After leaving the road, the vehicle went downhill and into a private yard where it struck a highway construction sign. Baum ...

Police reports

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Altoona police Brian Paul Lee, 613 Main St., Gallitzin, was arrested Sunday morning on the 1000 block of North Sixth Avenue and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Tyler Beatty, 20, 2826 Spruce Ave., was arrested Saturday at his residence and charged with simple assault, ...

Weekly Crime Roundup

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Altoona Police March 8 Assault: Duff Drive Drugs: 1100 block 16th St. Theft: 2200 block Seventh Ave., 700 block N. Fifth Ave., 5700 block Sixth Ave. March 9 Burglary: 200 block Beech Court Crimes Against Family and Children: 3000 block Pine Ave., 300 block Bell Ave. Criminal ...

Candidate information sought

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Candidates in the communities the Mirror daily circulation area who seeking nominations on the primary ballot can submit their information and a photograph to the Mirror for a candidacy announcement story through March 31. Candidate’s information should be include name, age, address, ...

Medical marijuana faces hurdles

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With one day left for prospective medical marijuana growers and distributors to turn their paperwork in to state authorities, interest is already stirring in some quarters to legalize the drug outright. But many forces — including those of the federal government — are dead set against ...

Magisterial district judges

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: Charges waived to court Jan. 18–Feb. 1: Gregory T. Henderson, 35, 5900 Meade St., McKeesport, charged by Altoona police with robbery, conspiracy, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving ...

Pair may testify against Spanier

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Recent guilty pleas to misdemeanor child endangerment by two former Penn State administrators involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal may signal the pair have struck a deal to testify in the upcoming trial of their former boss, according to local defense attorneys. Because they have no prior ...

Warden: Overtime costs, staff turnover increasing

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Overtime costs at the Blair County Prison continue this year to come in at more than $20,000 for a two-week pay period, despite last year’s plan to cut overtime by hiring 12 full-time corrections officers. It went down “some” after last year’s hirings, Warden Michael ...

Two candidates nixed from primary ballot

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Two candidates for local public offices — one for school board and one for City Council — in the May primary election had their names stricken from the ballot on Friday, while three more candidates wait on their status as Blair County President Judge Elizabeth Doyle further reviews ...

Former mayor withdrawing bid for council

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Former city mayor and councilman Bill Schirf, who is on the Republican primary ballot as a council candidate, plans to withdraw. “I want to spend more time with my family,” Schirf said. “I just reconsidered.” Among the reasons, according to Schirf: He became a grandfather in ...

‘Death’ leaves hole in my heart and kitchen wall

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You don’t expect it and you certainly don’t plan for it, but all at once out of the blue, it happens. You suffer a loss that puts a hole in your heart and changes your life, and that recently happened to me. Thank God it wasn’t a person, for those losses can be and often are tragic and ...

Job fair set for people with criminal records

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Adult Parole and Probation Office has 21 employers and resource agencies signed up to participate in a job fair on Wednesday for those with criminal records. The office, which hosted this job fair for the first time last year, was pleased with the reaction ...

Man, 21, facing child porn charges

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A 21-year-old Altoona man who told police he took nude photographs of his former 17-year-old girlfriend has been charged with child pornography and corruption of minors. Dustin Christopher McCaulley, 508 S. 12th St., was also charged Saturday with loitering and prowling, marijuana possession ...

Area briefs

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Police looking for missing 90-year-old A 90-year-old Altoona man was reported missing Saturday, with police asking for help in trying to locate him. Clement Freidhof, who suffers from dementia, was last seen about noon Saturday in the 200 block of Aldrich Avenue, driving a Nissan sedan. The ...

Group files lawsuit over sewage allegation

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An environmental action group from Pittsburgh has filed a federal lawsuit in Johnstown on behalf of a Somerset County property owner who claims raw sewage is being discharged through his property into the nearby Casselman River and its tributaries. The Casselman River is a 56-mile tributary ...

Marriage licenses

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Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Mark A. Crook and Jennifer A. Drochek, both of Altoona. Derrick T. Irving and Diana L. Salazar, both of Altoona. Steven L. Hazlett Jr. and Lacey A. Seiler, ...

Divorces

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Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County APPLEMAN — Shawn T.; Laura J., both of Williamsburg. Married Sept. 28, 1991. KIFER — Lara N.; Robert W., both of Altoona. Married June 10, 2006. Bedford ...

Deeds

Local Business

Blair County Lewis L. Jr. and Carol Daughtery to Mountain Lake Rentals LLC, property in Juniata Township, $15,000. Iva Johnston to Emily Noah, property in Greenfield Township, $112,000. Rodney and Jeanette Burkholder to David and Deborah Bithell, 328 Garfield St., Tyrone, $83,700. Irvin ...

Bankruptcies

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The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings by ...